MicroPen™

Dr. Hotchandani now offers the Eclipse Micropen™. The Micropen™ can be used for a variety of indications. This Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (micro-needling the skin) in order to break up the old collagen strands and stimulate the creation of new ones.*

It is a less invasive treatment than a Profractional laser treatment and is used to correct facial imperfections such as acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.* This procedure will enhance the results of PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT) and Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), and can also be used to improve the absorption benefits of facial serums and chemical peels.*

* Results and patient experience may vary.

  • What to Expect
  • How it Works
  • Patient Experience
  • FAQs

What to Expect

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™ and the appropriate treatment depth is selected based on your unique needs.* Next, in a single motion, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.* Treatment time depends on the size of the treatment area, and usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.*

* Results and patient experience may vary.

How it works

During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin.* The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles.* Eclipse Micropen™ also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.*

* Results and patient experience may vary.

Patient Experience

The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.* While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.*

* Results and patient experience may vary.

FAQ’s

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.* Eclipse Micropen™also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks, and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.*

The use of Tensage Intensive Serum 40 and Micro-needling provides the following benefits:*

  • Improves post-procedure healing*
  • Clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine-lines, wrinkles*
  • Helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars*
  • Helps firm and tighten skin*
  • Helps repair sun-damaged skin*

Combing these two technologies has demonstrated improved patient outcomes and together they form the NEW Gold Standard in Micro-needing.*

What areas of the body can I treat?

Eclipse Micropen™ can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.*

How is the procedure done?

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen™. We will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs.* Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.*

What does it Feel Like?

The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.* While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.*

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.*

What is the downtime?

Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin.*
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs.* On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days.* Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.* Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality skincare products, provided at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery, can help to speed up the healing process.*

When will I see the results?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin.* Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks.* Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.*

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results.* However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.* For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.*

* Results and patient experience may vary.